USA: Honolulu to sue oil companies for climate-crisis damage
Author: Annalisa Burgos, KITV 4, Published on: 6 November 2019
"Honolulu wants big oil to pay for climate crisis-related damage", 6 Nov 2019
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the city's plan to sue fossil fuel companies, saying like tobacco companies, the oil industry launched a campaign to mislead the public to boost profits and delay preventative action.
Honolulu is going after the profits of big oil companies, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, and Chevron, joining at least a dozen other cities and counties across the country and the state of Rhode Island in suing fossil fuel firms for a climate crisis environmentalists say the industry helped create.
"They knew and then they covered it up by putting out disinformation so that action would not be taken," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell...
Before it can go to court, the the Honolulu City Council has to adopt a resolution approving the plan. It will hold the first public hearing on the issue on Nov. 12...
Mayor Caldwell wants $15 billion to protect and relocate roads across the state and recover $13 billion in property losses from sea level rise in Oahu.